Bold Yellow Paint For A Humdrum Chair
Bold yellow paint made a statement piece out of my humdrum chair. I love the bright, cheerful, color and the fabric for the seat is fun and stylish. Just wait until you see the fabric. It’s a winner for sure. I wish I had bought several yards of the fabric instead of just one.
Bold Yellow Paint
Another find from My Favorite Junk Shop. I like chairs with padded seats…much more interesting to make over. Not only do I get to choose a pretty paint color but also a coordinating fabric for the seat. I always say chairs with fabric seats are the most dramatic makeovers for the money. The projects are inexpensive but WOW, what a change. And changing out the fabric on a chair seat like this one is super easy.
This is yet another project where the plan went in the wind. I’ve had those vintage curtains you see in the first photo for a long time…love the print and the color. (I’m a 70’s girl in case you can’t tell.) So the plan was to use this fabric for the seat.
I painted the chair brown to coordinate with the fabric but the brown wasn’t bold enough. Then I painted the chair a dull red/orange color you see in the next photo…boring! You guys know I often change plans mid-stream or after the fact. Seldom do I have to change plans three times. That’s the thing about paint…..if you don’t like it…..redo it……not much expense involved, just a bit more time.
On to plan C (could be D)….Bright, Bold, In-Your-Face Yellow. I love it. For the first two sad colors I spent several hours on Saturday night painting the chair using a brush. I hooked up the HomeRight Finish Max for the job yesterday. Quick and Easy! (Amazon affiliate links are for your convenience. Read the disclosure here)
The chair looks so much better already.
This is the fabric that inspired plan C (D?). I’ve had this fabric for a long time. I found it at a local fabric store while shopping for something else….can’t remember what. I loved the print, so I bought a yard of fabric for whatever. Whatever is here. You can find the fabric on Amazon by clicking here…Premier Prints Barber Corn Yellow/Kelp Slub Fabric . I’m going to buy more of the fabric now that I’ve found it online.
It’s a simple job to cover the seat. Just cut a piece of fabric large enough to cover the seat and staple to the bottom. One tip, when I use a patterned fabric I always try to place the design in the most pleasing way. In this case I chose to cut the fabric so the Cockatiel is slightly off center. (You can read a step by step tutorial from an earlier project here…..How To Re-Cover A Chair Seat.)
Only thing left to do is attach the seat to the chair.
The paint was mixed at Home Depot. I went with Behr latex paint and primer all-in-one in a flat finish. Can you tell the difference in the finish ( I usually use satin or semi-gloss) and do you like it? I took the fabric to the store and selected a color just a tad darker than the yellow in the fabric. I forgot the name of the color but if anyone is interested I can track it down for you. (just looked it up, paint color Twenty Carat by Behr)
The yellow, chippy, metal box is one of my favorite things. It resides on the bookcase in the den. Special appearance here for the photo shoot.
I loved this fabric so much I made a framed art piece out of a scrap. See it here…..Cockatiel Art.
The gray Cockatiel (had to look up the spelling) looks right at home on the chair. What do you think? How do you like the fabric and is the yellow paint too bold or just right? Thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
(This post first appeared on Petticoat Junktion in 2014. It has been updated with new details and photos.)